• About Us

    • Lotus Vision Care, a full service optometric practice established by Dr. Bimal Kaur in February 2009 is located at the Polo Park Shopping Centre, Winnipeg’s largest mall and premiere shopping centre. Lotus Vision Care has been providing excellent eye care health services to patients from Winnipeg, and the surrounding areas of Manitoba. Lotus Vision Care also provides services to out of province patients who require immediate attention. Dr. Bimal Kaur, Dr. Natasha Sookermany, and Dr. Chandra Gorcharan are actively instrumental in the provision and enhancement of eye care health services to existing and new patients. We at Lotus Vision Care provide professional, comprehensive eye examinations, as well as, contact lens services. Lotus Vision Care’s mission is to provide comprehensive eye examinations for an accurate spectacle or contact lens prescription, also along with a thorough examination of your ocular health including glaucoma, cataract, and macular degeneration assessments. Services are provided to children as young as 6 months old, along with adults and seniors.

      Lotus Vision Care has a team of qualified, trained and friendly staff available to assist with all of your eye care needs in a good environment that will suit you best.

      Dr. Bimal Kaur and Associates are very involved in their professional association and very receptive to patient needs. Lotus Vision Care also support community programs and are involved in eye care mission trips and volunteer services.

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  • Products & Services

    Services & Service Charges

    • Diagnostic and Treatment Services
    • Adult and Child Vision Exams
    • Contact Lens Consultation and evaluation
    • Glaucoma Screening
    • Visual Field Examination (Continue)

    Dilation Option & Visual Field Screening Option

    A Dilated Fundus Exam is a diagnostic procedure that uses drops to enlarge the pupil in order to obtain a better view of the eye. This procedure is an effective way to evaluate ocular health and disease, especially in individuals with Diabetes (Continue)

    Products

    For your convenience we stock contact lenses such as Harmony. If there is a contact lens brand you need and we don’t carry in stock, we can order this for you with a short time for delivery. Lenses not in stock include Progressive fits, bifocals and special order toric designs.

  • Our Team

    Dr. Bimal Kaur, O.D.

    Dr. Bimal Kaur, O.D., graduated from ICO (Illinois College of Optometry), Chicago in 2007 with Distinction on the Dean’s Honour List. She is an alumnus of University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science Degree, double majoring in Biochemistry & Biology. She also worked for a year at (Continue)

    Dr. Natasha Sookermany, O.D.
    University of Waterloo Graduate

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    Dr. Chandra Gorcharan, O.D.
    University of Waterloo Graduate

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    Staff

    Sarah Chua – Reception (Continue)
    Korena Newton – CCOA (Continue)
    Ceilidh Oag – Optometric Assistant (Continue)


    Office opens from Monday to Saturday.

  • Schedule Eye Exam

    • Please remember to bring a valid Manitoba Health Card, current eye glasses, and contact lens case if applicable.

      We direct bill to Manitoba Blue Cross, Great-West Life, Standard Life, Johnson Inc, Sun Life Financial, Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance, Cowan, industrial Alliance, Manulife Financial, Maximum Benefit or Johnston Group. Co-payment (balance not covered by third party insurance) is required at time of exam.

      We accept Visa, Mastercard, Interac (debit) and Cash as forms of payment for exam.

      Personal cheques and American Express Card is not an acceptable payment method.

      In case of cancellation, 24 hours notification is required, failing this, a No Show fee will be charged.

      Patients who are 65 years and above or patients having any medical concerns (such as diabetes) may require additional specific testing and will be contacted by the receptionist from Lotus Vision Care.

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  • Lotus Vision Care

    Our Address:
    Polo Park Shopping Centre
    160-1485 Portage Ave.
    Winnipeg, MB R3G 0W4

    Tel: 204-786-8489
    Fax: 204-779-4558
    E-mail: eyeclinic@lotusvisioncare.com
    Website: www.lotusvisioncare.com

    Please contact us for an appointment VIA phone or email.

    Business Hours

    Business Hours:
    Monday 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
    Tuesday 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
    Wednesday 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
    Thursday 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
    Friday 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
     

    We are situated behind Pearle Vision and close to Information Desk/Guest Services.
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  • Services

    Diagnostic and Treatment Services
    • Adult and Child Vision Exams
    • Contact Lens Consultation and evaluation
    • Glaucoma Screening
    • Visual Field Examination
    • Diabetic Eye Examination
    • Ocular Disease Treatment and Management

    Service Coverage
    • Children 18 and under are covered with a valid Manitoba Health Medical card
    • Seniors 65 and over are partially covered with a valid MB Medical Card and usually cost $32
    • Diabetic and Medical Eye Exam are partially covered by MB Medical Card and usually cost $43
    • Basic Adult exam cost is $85
    • Additional optional exam, such as, dilation to see internal eye, visual field test, etc, usually cost $21 for each of these optional test.

    Dilation (DFE) Option (OPTIONAL TESTING) $21
    A Dilated Fundus Exam is a diagnostic procedure that uses drops to enlarge the pupil in order to obtain a better view of the eye. This procedure is an effective way to evaluate ocular health and disease, especially in individuals with Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Myopia, and other systemic and ocular diseases. The drops will blur your near vision for approximately 2-5 hours. PLEASE BE AWARE: IF THIS TEST IS DONE ON SEPARATE VISIT FROM YOUR EXAM DATE, COST WILL BE $32.

    Visual Field Screening (FDT) Option (OPTIONAL TESTING) $21
    The Visual Field is effective in the detection of problems like Glaucoma, Brain Tumours, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease, Optic Nerve Disease, and many others. We strongly recommend that all patients have this evaluation once per year especially if you have headaches, high blood pressure, or any visual problem. This test takes an additional 10 minutes of your time.

  • Dr. Bimal Kaur

    Dr. Bimal Kaur, O.D., graduated from ICO (Illinois College of Optometry), Chicago in 2007 with Distinction on the Dean’s Honour List. She is an alumnus of University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science Degree, double majoring in Biochemistry & Biology. She also worked for a year at the Chemistry/Genetic Laboratory at the Health Sciences Centre after graduating from the University of Winnipeg. While undertaking her undergraduate degree, she was involved in heart research at the St. Boniface Research Centre. Dr. Kaur completed her internship at ICO, specializing in Pediatric eye exams and externships in Connecticut(Newington Veterans Affair Hospital) and Michigan(Kresge Eye Institute), with highlighted skills on specialized contact lens fitting, corneal diseases, cataract pre-operative and post-operative management, glaucoma, and retinal diseases including macular degeneration. She worked as an associate after graduating from ICO and decided to venture forth with her own practice, Lotus Vision Care, in February of 2009.

    Dr. Kaur is a member of the government relations committee of the MAO (Manitoba Association of Optometrists) to ensure that government structures the law, for public health safety, and serves to provide the required eye health procedures and legislation in the best interest of patients.

    Dr. Kaur has been a member of SVOSH (Student Volunteers for Optometric Service to Humanity) that facilitates the provision of vision care worldwide to needy people who cannot afford and obtain such care. In her voluntary capacity role, she attended weekly meetings to sort and package used eyeglasses donated by the Lions Club and other Organizations for distribution to the needy recipients. She funded her own mission trip to Honduras with a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, student Optometrists, Opticians and Optometric assistants in 2006 that provided eye services to over six thousand people. Dr. Kaur also provides volunteer services to One Sight and Siloam Mission in Winnipeg offering eye exams to individuals, families, and communities in the Winnipeg and surrounding areas.

    Dr. Kaur is also a graduate of Bharatanatyam (Indian Classical Dance) and actively gives stage performances from time to time. Her interest in dancing has led her to currently train in Latin and ballroom dancing. She is also an avid traveler and is planning to visit India to provide volunteer vision care services to the needy in the near future.
  • Dr. Natasha Sookermany

    Dr. Natasha Sookermany, O.D., Dr. Sookermany graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 2006 achieving status on the Dean's Honour List. She is also an alumnus of the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree. During completion of her doctorate degree, Dr. Sookermany completed two externships; one here in Winnipeg with 4 local ophthalmologists and the second in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

    She has been a member of the Executive Council for the Manitoba Association of Optometrists (MAO) since 2010 currently serving as Vice President. Dr. Sookermany contributes further to the MAO as Chair of the Awards Committee and as a member of the Government Relations committee.

    Dr. Sookermany spends much of her spare time at her cottage property boating and fishing with her family. She is a talented musician with years of practice playing many instruments including piano, steeldrums, and bagpipes and her love of travelling has taken her to many countries including Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, and Japan.

  • Dr. Chandra Gorcharan

    Dr. Chandra Gorcharan, O.D., originally from Winnipeg, MB. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction at the University of Winnipeg majoring in Biochemistry. She graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science in 2013. As a part of her optometric training, Dr. Gorcharan has gained practical experience in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular disease working alongside various optometrists. She completed an Ocular Disease and Therapeutics externship at the St. Albans Veterans Affairs Hospital in St. Albans, New York with an emphasis on cataracts and glaucoma management.

    Dr. Gorcharan enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and friends. She is happy to return to Winnipeg and is looking forward to building new relationships with both new and current patients.
     

  • Staff

    Korena Newton – Certified Optometric Assistant
    Korena Newton possesses over 12 years of experience within the Medical Industry. Korena is well-versed in patient care and handing in the clinical environment along with well desired and excellent skills that will provide a wonderful experience for new and existing patients of Lotus Vision Care. Korena also has a pleasant disposition that complements well for handling patient requirements, such as scheduling an appointment, answering questions in regards to eye care, clinical pre-testing procedures, and all other required processes that exist in an Optometrist Clinic. Korena has acquired accreditation and professional designation of CCOA (Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant) in October 2013. Korena started at Lotus Vision Care on August 26, 2011 and has proven to be an excellent addition to the team of Lotus Vision Care.
     

    Sarah Chua – Reception, Technician
    Sarah Chua is also comparatively new to the Medical Industry. Sarah is currently studying at the University and provides casual services when she has some available time to Lotus Vision Care. Sarah is also quickly learning and gaining knowledge that is crucial in service provision to optometrist patients.
     

    Ceilidh Oag – Office Administration, Reception, Optometrist Technician
    Ceilidh Oag possesses 2 years of experience as an Optical Assistant. Ceilidh joined Lotus Vision on April 15, 2013 and is an excellent addition to the team at Lotus Vision Care. Ceilidh also has previous working experience in bouquet and floral arrangements and also in environments requiring a high level of customer relations and services skills. Ceilidh’s knowledge in eyewear, glasses, contact lens, fitting, and ensuring customer satisfaction in these products has been helpful to patients. Ceildh is an excellent team player and complements well in the provision of vision health services in the areas of clinical pre-testing and all required processes at Lotus Vision Care.
     

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